5 Things to do in the UAE This Week

Head down to Comic Con, have a laugh and take part in the Big Bubble Fun Run
ByMashal AbbasiWednesday , 06 April 2016
5 things to do between now and the next Ahlan!
5 things to do between now and the next Ahlan!
Local News, Entertainment Features, 5 things to do in the uae
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Local News, Entertainment Features, 5 things to do in the uae
Join the Characters at Comicon 
Sci-fi, fantasy and comic-book lovers, this is the party for you! The definitive pop culture convention in the region, Middle East Film and Comicon, is back in Dubai for its fifth year. Guests will have a chance to rub shoulders with celebs such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, more commonly known as Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones, WWE Superstar Randy Orton and Arrow star Summer Glau. From workshops to cosplay, pop-up shops to exhibits, this is one event you don’t want to miss. INFO: Tickets start from Dhs100, 2pm-9pm Thu 7 Apr, 10am-10pm Fri 8 – Sat 9 Apr, Za’abeel Hall 4, 5 and 6, Dubai World Trade Centre, mefcc.com/tickets.
Have a Laugh with Smith, Bloom & Fothergill
UK comedy heavyweights Adam Bloom, JoJo Smith and John Fothergill make up the triple bill of the Laughter Factory’s new line-up, three A­-list standups normally spotted at the Edinburgh Fringe or on TV shows like Mock the Week. We were in stitches last time we saw them, and you will be too. Book your seat for a laugh a minute! INFO: Tickets cost Dhs140 on platinumlist.ae; 9pm Thu 7-Fri 8 April at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR; 8pm Wed 13 Apr at McGettigan’s, JLT; 9pm Thu 14 Apr at Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM; 9pm Fri 15 Apr, The Gramercy, DIFC, thelaughterfactory.com
See Rick Ross Live at the VIP Room
The Grammy-nominated rapper hardly needs an introduction, having collaborated with artists such as Lil’ Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown, and it seems he can’t get enough of Dubai, or Dubai can’t get enough of him! Rick Ross will be returning to the city for a third time to perform at the VIP Room’s Hip Hop on Air night. Ready to party? INFO: Free entry, but booking is advised, 11pm-3am, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, 052 881 8888, bookings@viproom-dubai.com 
Party at Nasimi Beach with DJ Duo Sigma
International multi-platinum selling DJ duo Sigma, consisting of Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie, will be spinning tracks at Nasimi Beach for a special event sponsored by Tiger. Other activities at the event will include fun photo booths and live graffiti art. INFO: Free entry for ladies before 9pm, tickets start from Dhs100 at platinumlist.net; doors open at 7pm, Sigma will perform at 12midnight; Nassimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, atlantisthepalm.com 
Do the Big Bubble Fun Run
This isn’t your average 5k. The UAE’s first ever foam race will have you walking, jogging or running through a river of bubbles! Held at the Dubai Autodrome, the event will host a DJ to set the mood and offer an array of entertainment for the entire family, from face-painting to bubble-making! INFO: Tickets cost Dhs165, 7am-11am, Dubai Autodrome, bigbubblerun.com 


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